JEMIMA JELAGAT SUMGONG
PRONUNCIATION: Ja-mim-ah Je-la-gat Sum-gong
AGE: 27 (21Dec84)
PERSONAL BEST: 2:28:32 (Castellon, 2011)
18Dec11 Castellon Marathon 1st 2:28:32
06Jun10 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon 5th 2:32:31
01Jun08 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon 2nd 2:30:18
28Oct07 Dresdner Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon 4th 2:29:41
10Dec06 Las Vegas Marathon 1 2:25:22
The winner of two marathons and always in the top five, Jemima Jelagat Sumgong has been competing on the roads internationally since 2004. She recently improved her personal best marathon time by more than a minute at the Castellon Marathon. In 2010 she finished runner up at the San Blas Half Marathon in 1:15:34 and fifth at the Berlin Half Marathon in 1:11:25. On the U.S. road racing circuit she was the winner of the 2005 Ogden 20K and the 2006 Cleveland 10K, and finished third at the 2007 Azalea Trail Run and the 2006 Utica Boilermaker.
Sumgong is married to Noah Talam, an elite marathoner with a 2:12 best. The couple has a 1-year-old daughter. Sumgong had been employed in the Kenyan Armed Forces since 2009. Sumgong trains in Kapsabet in the Nandi Hills with Prisca Jeptoo under the direction of her coach Claudio Beradelli.